"Juggernaut Of Justice", the new album from Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL, sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
ANVIL's previous album, "This is Thirteen", opened with 1,400 units to enter the Top New Artist Albums chart at No. 19.
"Juggernaut Of Justice" was released on May 10 via The End Records. The CD was recorded at Dave Grohl's (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS) Studio 606 in Northridge, California with famed producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, FILTER, ATREYU, ALICE COOPER). A special-edition two-song single featuring the tracks "Juggernaut Of Justice" and "FukenEh!" was made available on April 19 at select indie retail stores.
The iTunes version of "Juggernaut Of Justice" contains a bonus track, "What I Want To Be".
"Juggernaut Of Justice" track listing:
01. Juggernaut Of Justice
02. When Hell Breaks Loose
03. New Orleans Voodoo
04. On Fire
06. Turn It Up
07. The Ride
08. Not Afraid
12. Swing Thing
In other news, ANVIL will play a handful of select, intimate U.S. shows this summer.
The dates are as follows:
July 26 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club
July 27 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
July 29 - West Chester, PA - The Note
July 30 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 31 - Boston, MA - Middle East Club
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20 at local and online ticket outlets.